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Updated Thursday, November 23, 2017


Official Chapter of The Red Hat Society



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The Original Norwich Chapter – founded 2006


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Growing old disgracefully and loving every minute.  You don’t know what you’re missing.




The Granduchess

Three cheers to our fabulous Lady Bowbelle for her performance in the Lord Mayor's procession on Saturday!  Her picture courtesy of the EDP is the epitome of our wonderful Red Hat ethos,  a smile beyond smiles, our glorious colours, elegance, mischief.  All hail the Norfolk Broads.  We also had a Capella choir from our fantastic rock and rollers AND an expert jive demo throughout the route. Everyone looked spectacular!  Come and join the fun next year.


8 July 2017

Kath Terry

Another brilliant outing to Brick Lane Music Hall. Many thanks to Cathy for organising it this year. As ever we had a good laugh and the fine weather was with us so it was lovely sitting out having a bite to eat together before the performance. I was even lucky enough to win a raffle prize - a gorgeous (purple) orchid plus a box of chocolates. Also "met" two members who I had never seen before and had long conversations travelling home on the coach, so that was a really nice end to a great day.

1 June 2017

Countess Kathryn

Well what a great hoot today was. Celebrating Norfolk Broads 11th Birthday. Was so lovely to see so many Red Hat sisters enjoying themselves.


All credit goes to Queen Jude, Bossyboots Gina, plus all other people that helped to make these past 11 years possible. Without them we wouldn't be here today. Thank you so much for ALL Your hard work today and always. xxx


27 April 2017

Princess Steph

One of the best "Hats" entertainment ever. Another great evening out with friends. And didn't we all look glam!  Thank you so much and MORE PLEASE of Murder Mystery.


24 April 2017




Kath Terry

What a lovely fun afternoon we shared at Brundall for our Nosh and Narrative hoot, everyone in good spirits, there was plenty of laughter at the varied story-telling and memories. Special thanks to Patsy and Diane for the delicious food and the amazing decorations, really came away feeling in the mood for Christmas! I wish you all a happy and peaceful one!


14 December 2016

Regal Anne

(Anne Clayton)

Thank you all for a very happy and fun Christmas lunch. Everyone had a good time. Happy Christmas and Happy Birthday to Jude.


9 December 2016

Carol Parker

I'd like to thank everyone involved in organising our Christmas lunch and for our secret Santa presents. I know that there were several problems regarding the food and although mine was very late, it was nice. I would also like to thank the wonderful Broads that I'm pleased to call my friends for the love and friendship over the years. Happy and healthy Christmas and best wishes for 2017. Lots of love from Carol.


9 December 2016

Princess Steph

Thank you so much to all who contributed to our Christmas Lunch today..... great company and laughs.  Always a pleasure being with the Norfolk Broads Red Hat Society what ever the occasion.


8 December 2016

Kath Terry

Many thanks again to Mave for organising another successful day trip - this time to the Laughter Show at the little theatre in Gorleston. It was great and thoroughly enjoyed after an hour or so in Gt Yarmouth where we had had time for coffee and mooched about in the shops for a while with the sun managing to shine on us all day!


16 August 2016

Kath Terry

Thank you so much Kathleen for yet another great day at your home and garden - this time to honour HM the Queen's 90th birthday! What a lovely day weather wise and what great company. We were spoilt no end with delicious scones and meringues and endless coffee/tea during the morning. Several of us stayed on into the late afternoon enjoying picnics that we had brought with us and discussing everything under the sun! (Literally!!). Perfect all round!


22 July 2016

Christine Perfect

What a fabulous Medieval Feast Event we enjoyed on Sunday 15 May 2016 at the equally fabulous City Club in Norwich.

A really big thank you to Julie, (Harold Whore) 'young' Matthew and all the rest of the company who put so much effort into keeping us amused and entertained in such a splendid but different manner.

What a journey of discovery with Fartes, Liverings, Sippetts, Green Wort's and Wet Sucket's to name but a few (don't ask - you really had to be there!!!).


17 May 2016

Duchess Norwich

Thank you Julie for a truly Entertaining Evening.  It was fantastic, with every one joining in and going along with the entertainment. The food along with the staff worked very well, talk about a Banquet it certainly was!  I wish them every success with this New Venture.


17 May 2016

Olwyn Venn

I just wanted to say a very big “Thank You” to all of you for the lovely party on Thursday lunchtime.

You all put so much work into making the room and tables look fabulous, including the pressie bags.

We have such a good time as Red Hatters.

And Mave – Congrats. on being a Granny AGAIN!! x

2 May 2016

Kath Terry

Just to thank the crew and any one else who arranged such a great 10th Birthday party for us at The Oaklands.  It always falls in the same week as my own birthday and this year was like a real party atmosphere.  Had a great time catching up with some I had not seen for a while. Now have the summer to look forward to with other events that are planned. Thanks again. x


30 April 2016

Catharine Seaman

Thank you sooo much for a really enjoyable birthday lunch today. WE HAD A LOVELY TIME.


28 April 2016

Princess Steph

Thank you all who has and have put such a lot of hard work into making 10 Years Celebration BIRTHDAY WISHES for us all...I have had such a good time sharing lunch and party games etc...Will stay with me for as long as I live... Hopefully still got a few years yet!... BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY ....SUCH GREAT FRIENDS... xx


28 April 2016

Countess Kathryn

I would so like to wish my Lovely Norfolk Broad Red Hatters A Very Happy 10th Birthday Today.
I am so disappointed I missed the lunch today, but due to illness I was unable to attend.
But I'm sure you did us all proud as you always do. Here's to another 10years!!!
Love & Best Wishes Countess Kathryn xxxx


28 April 2016


To all my Red Hat "sisters" of the Norfolk Broads Chapter.
This is your Great Auntie Jester Jilly saying a very big red loving and heartfelt thank you for my superb "Limited Edition" birthday card. (Reckon we're all "limited editions..don't you? and worth a fortune!)
Take care, stay well and happy, and see you all soon.
And remember..when nothing is sure, everything is possible!
Lots of love.


26 March 2016

Princess Steph

Today needed cheering up....So pleased that I kept the date in my diary for coffee meet at Taverham... I do enjoy this hoot BUT TODAY was just brill. The laughs a minute were second to none...We did have the occasional sensible conversation in fact I thought it was normal chat about thongs, cuttings from dead plants, watering can roses on a silver tray and the X rated comments that cannot be printed. True red hat sisterhood fun. Loved it.


19 February 2016

Jester Jilly

Wow... haven't been to a lunch for a while BUT Oh! Red Hatters was I SO HAPPY I went this Thursday!
What a glorious gathering of good "old" purple and red and the beautiful faces and characters inside every outfit and under every hat. Just Brilliant!
How warming, how lovely, how rewarding, how proud I was to be one of you. XXX So fab to hug and kiss you, chat and laugh with you, share a trouble and hopefully let you know that I do care, do miss you when not able to attend functions and do love you.
Thank you,
Ciao Ciao, Jilly


30 January 2016

Pamela Lack

My two friends and myself thoroughly enjoyed the 'panto' on Sat. It was absolutely brilliant.

The cast and everyone involved did a great job and you are an amazing talented, clever lady. I envy your talent.

Take care, See you soon, Love Pam x and a hug.


12 January 2016


Crimson Belles

Brilliant fun afternoon with all you panto girls. We all enjoyed it so much. It was everything a panto should be. Well done to everyone. Hope to see you soon.


9 January 2016


Anne Clayton



30 December 2015


Duchess Norwich

Thank you to Jude and all the crew for making our Christmas lunch so special and for all the hard work they have put in through the year. Merry Christmas to you all.


16 December 2015


Duchess Norwich

My thanks to Mave and the Wymondham girls and everyone who put so much effort into making such a lovely afternoon yesterday - WELL DONE.


30 November 2015

Kath Terry

Bellissimo!  What a treat, a wonderful authentic Italian meal on our (Attleborough) doorstep!  Many thanks to Mave for introducing us to this welcoming friendly venue and to Gina for organising our visit. Such a wide variety of freshly cooked meals to choose from and at a reasonable price too. I for one will definitely be going back!


27 July 2015

Kath Terry

Thank you to all my Red Hat friends who took care of me at the races having been unwell there and to all those who came to see me, rang me, e-mailed, FB'd, sent cards, did shopping etc.  When you live alone you certainly appreciate having good friends around you. After two weeks I am now feeling better and hopefully back in action - looking forward to the Italian on Monday!! xx


24 July 2015

Janice Middleton

Please thank Gina for arranging a wonderful day at Newmarket. Thankfully I did very well on the gee gees!

Also thank Stephanie for arranging the visit to The Great Hospital on Friday, which was certainly an eye opener for those who had not been previously.

Thanks to all for two wonderful days.


12 July 2015

Janice Middleton

Many thanks to Mave for having the photo shoot at her house, with all the hospitality of tea and coffee. A special thanks for all the accessories!


11 April 2015

Lady Fox

I would like to say a HUGE THANK YOU for such a lovely warm welcome to lunch last Thursday, after such a long time being unable to join you all having fun. xxxx


26 March 2015

Kath Terry

Congratulations to all those who performed in the great panto production yesterday. The set and costumes were Fab-u-lous and everyone had obviously worked so hard to make it such an enjoyable afternoon. Special thanks to Amanda for "making it all happen!

11 January 2015


Carol Parker

I want to say a great big THANK YOU to our wonderful Events Crew for another fab year and ending with a super Christmas Lunch. xxx


13 December 2014

Marie England

Just wanted to thank you all for a lovely lunch!


10 December 2014

Karen Howard

Just wanted to say a huge thank you to Mave and her band of helpers including 'him indoors' for the wonderful time we all had on Sunday. What a great start for our Christmas knees up.


2 December 2014

Pat Chinnery

I was lunching a today with 2 of my friends at Riverside in Norwich, when lo and behold we saw you ladies in all your finery walking along the riverside. I was intrigued and searched the Internet to find you just to say you all looked fabulous, and well done for looking so lovely and for turning so many heads.  Pat xx


24 July 2014

Paul Hickman

Just wanted to say what a pleasure it was to see you all walking though Hingham, while I was helping a friend with their overgrown garden. You were all very colourful and looked like you were enjoying your wander. I even had a cheeky offer of removing all the sticky buds from my trousers. Good to see your fun sides are still on form :)

Certainly brightened up an already hot and sunny day :)


20 July 2014

Jan Middleton

Thanks to Gina for arranging the trip to Newmarket.
A shame about the weather but sure that everyone enjoyed the day. Thanks to John for safely driving us in his lovely vintage coach.

11 July 2014

The Granduchess

Calling all Norfolk Broads! Let's raise our glasses, a loud cheer and say a sincere thanks to our Mave and Jack for the fabulous Hatmobile they created for us for the LMP.  Mave sewed and glittered following her hip replacement, Jack's engineering ingenuity produced a wheelie light, moveable flowerpot that so declared our Red Hat Spirit. So here's to you gracious Lady Muck, and Jack, you deserve a Red Sock peerage, so here's to you, the suave Lord Handy Pandy! CHEERS!


7 July 2014

Beryl Bush

What a fantastic day we had yesterday so much fun.
I would like to thank everybody for all the effort that went into it to make it so great, and it was lovely seeing Mave in the crowds.


6 July 2014

Kath Terry

What a lovely relaxing afternoon spent at Kathleen's in Thorpe End at her elegant vintage tea-party! From the welcoming punch to tasty sandwiches, scones and scrumptious cakes and tea served in beautiful china to the fun of blowing bubbles and some attempting to play croquet, it was all great. Thank you Kathleen, a thoroughly enjoyable time had by all.


11 June 2014

Steph Brooks

Thank you to all the girls I shared my weekend at Mundesley with. Venue, Food, Excursions, First class entertainment. Partying the whole weekend was second to none, BUT SHARING MY WEEKEND WITH YOU GIRLS WAS THE ICING ON THE CAKE!
Weymouth HERE WE COME. Love you all.


6 - 9 June 2014

Janice Middleton

Thanks Mave for organising the trip to Brick Lane.
What a super event! I have given them 5 stars on Trip Advisor.


6 May 2014

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